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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Review: Warambi

When the home of Warambi’s colony is destroyed and she is unable to find her mother, Warambi must find somewhere safe where she can sleep and recover her strength. Danger is everywhere. Will the little bent-wing back ever find her way home?

A dramatic story based on a real-life event, Warambi is the story of a young bat barely old enough to be out on her own struggling to stay safe after her home is destroyed by excavators. The story begins with the day Warambi was born and continues as she grows in size and strength, through the destruction of her home and on to her adventure as she seeks shelter.

This interesting picture book is filled with information about the vulnerable little bent-wing bat species, both within the story and through the  facts listed inside the front and back covers of the book. The story touches on issues of conservation of natural habitats and protection of native species.

A lovely story reminding young readers of the diversity of Australia’s native fauna and the importance of protecting our natural environment, written by well-known Australian author Aleesah Darlison and illustrated by Melbourne zoologist and scientific illustrator Andrew Plant. There are teachers' notes available for this book at the Working Title Press website.

Title:  Warambi
Author:  Aleesah Darlison
Illustrator:  Andrew Plant
Publisher: Working Title Press, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date:  February 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN:  9781921504334
For ages:  5+ years
Type: Picture book

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